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REVIEW: 8110 Unimog U400


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#51 DLuders

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 01:27 AM

View PostJosh The Geek, on 07 July 2011 - 09:54 PM, said:

What is the dimensions for the new wheels?

The WHEELS are Bricklink Part 44772, "Wheel 56mm D. x 34mm Technic Racing Medium".  They are The Lego Group (TLG) Part 4211845.

The TIRES are a new size (94.3 x 38 R).  They are TLG Part 4610381; they don't have a Bricklink number yet.

#52 jorgeopesi

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:32 PM

I have received my 8110 today, once assembled the pneumatic system fails. I have spoken with Lego and I get the new piece in 10 days. Until then I use the old one. Sorry for my googlenglish...

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:12 PM

It's a good job TLG spotted this early on. I wonder how this happened, I mean the old pump is a well tried and tested part and is quite reliable. I can't see how this small change in length would have meant a change in the design of the seals, which I guess is what's gone wrong.
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#54 LEGOMAN132

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:32 PM

Thanks for the review.
This looks Like a great set looks much better with Black rims. Also on the box looks like you can put the arm on the front?

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:00 PM

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 07:50 PM

View PostLEGOMAN132, on 08 July 2011 - 10:32 PM, said:

Thanks for the review.
This looks Like a great set looks much better with Black rims. Also on the box looks like you can put the arm on the front?

@legoman132 Hello Friend, I send you a message at your instructables account, can you check it please, thanks in advance, its about a ROV im building.

#57 Josh The Geek

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:01 PM

Sorry to bug you, but is there any chance I can get a link to the original of http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/ ? It would make an awesome desktop background; it's the coolest photo of the Unimog I've seen. Can't wait to get my hands on this set!

#58 davidmull

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:16 AM

Has anyone made an attempt to r/c this yet,it would make the ultimate offroad vehical with its 4wd any suspension,would it be easy just add a motor for driving or would it need to be geared down?

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#59 Josh The Geek

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:23 AM

View Postdavidmull, on 26 July 2011 - 12:16 AM, said:

Has anyone made an attempt to r/c this yet,it would make the ultimate offroad vehical with its 4wd any suspension,would it be easy just add a motor for driving or would it need to be geared down?

I don't know how strong the gear train is, but every time I see a set with the fake motor I think, hey? The motor is geared directly to the diff, could I take out the fake motor and put a pf xl motor instead? The hand of god typically is even more convenient to put a m motor and a worm gear, too. I tried on the off roader, but the gear train was quite weak. That will be one of my first mods when I get my hands on this set. :)

#60 davidmull

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

thats what i was thinking is removing engine and putting an xl in there but would it not need to be geared down?

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:58 PM

View Postdavidmull, on 26 July 2011 - 12:18 PM, said:

thats what i was thinking is removing engine and putting an xl in there but would it not need to be geared down?

The drive train looks quite strong, the axles look very strong. I haven't got this set yet but I would think that replacing the two 16t gears with an 8t and a 24t gear would be enough with the xl motor powering it.
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#62 davidmull

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:22 PM

View Postallanp, on 26 July 2011 - 05:58 PM, said:

The drive train looks quite strong, the axles look very strong. I haven't got this set yet but I would think that replacing the two 16t gears with an 8t and a 24t gear would be enough with the xl motor powering it.
Replace which 16t gears,will an xl motor fit where the engine is do u think?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:04 AM

View Postdavidmull, on 26 July 2011 - 06:22 PM, said:

Replace which 16t gears,will an xl motor fit where the engine is do u think?
in the portal axle blocks, so youd need 4 24 tooth and 4 8 tooth gears for each of the portal blocks

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:25 AM

View Postgarson, on 27 July 2011 - 06:04 AM, said:

in the portal axle blocks, so youd need 4 24 tooth and 4 8 tooth gears for each of the portal blocks

I tried to motorize it by replacing the dummy-motor with an XL motor. The whole thing was not geared down enough. It was too fast.
Replaying the two 16 tooth gears  would require e redesign of the portal-axles though. The 24 tooth gears would not fit in the original setup.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

View Posttripletschiee, on 27 July 2011 - 08:25 AM, said:

I tried to motorize it by replacing the dummy-motor with an XL motor. The whole thing was not geared down enough. It was too fast.
Replaying the two 16 tooth gears  would require e redesign of the portal-axles though. The 24 tooth gears would not fit in the original setup.

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8 and 24 should fit in the new portal hubs! try 8 and 20 than.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:18 PM

View Posttripletschiee, on 27 July 2011 - 08:25 AM, said:

I tried to motorize it by replacing the dummy-motor with an XL motor. The whole thing was not geared down enough. It was too fast.
Replaying the two 16 tooth gears  would require e redesign of the portal-axles though. The 24 tooth gears would not fit in the original setup.

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According to this picture, they fit perfectly.

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#67 davidmull

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:04 PM

View PostPovratnik, on 27 July 2011 - 12:18 PM, said:

According to this picture, they fit perfectly.

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What speed or torque would u have using this gear option and would u be running an XL motor directly onto the output shaft from the original engine in the unimog?if so this will be quiet an easy mod!

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 03:16 PM

View PostPovratnik, on 27 July 2011 - 12:18 PM, said:

According to this picture, they fit perfectly.
Yes that is correct. They fit in the new part. But that is not what I mean.
For example there a 2 L-shape things and some other parts that "are in the way" of the 24tooth gear. See this picturefor example. This is what needs some redesign.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:24 AM

View Posttripletschiee, on 27 July 2011 - 03:16 PM, said:

Yes that is correct. They fit in the new part. But that is not what I mean.
For example there a 2 L-shape things and some other parts that "are in the way" of the 24tooth gear. See this picturefor example. This is what needs some redesign.

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Maybe you could use a 12t/20t combo?

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

Great review! :classic:  

I'm thinking of getting this see now

I found a link to the 'mystery of the panhard rod'. If you want to have a look, i got the link below.

Review:http://technicbricks.blogspot.com/2011/02/tbs-techreview-13-8110-unimog-u400.html

Panhard rod:http://technicbricks.blogspot.com/2011/07/8110-unimog-u400-panhard-rod.html

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:17 PM

My first technic set after getting back in to lego, this has knocked my 10210 Flagship of the podium. I had lots of fun building this and it's going in a display case for all to enjoy.

No point in wasting space now is there?


#72 nguyengiangoc

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 05:16 PM

Now that Lego's produced 42043, 8110 in comparison feels odd and underdeveloped.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:57 AM

No matter how many imperfections one may se this set has this is still my favorite set, having 2 of these and affectionately calling them "the Twins" I made an expedition style support vehicle for the A and B model combo which has all the pneumatics attachments to it, while the other one has the power winch and a customized pickup bed transformed into a miniature cargo hold for supplies, troops for humanitarian missions, animals for research purposes and conservation.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

View Postnguyengiangoc, on 09 September 2015 - 05:16 PM, said:

Now that Lego's produced 42043, 8110 in comparison feels odd and underdeveloped.

I have and intend to see the differences of each set, although by height and width the old 'Mog is a winner, we'll find out once I built my 42043 (I'm gathering the necessary parts I'll integrate once I start the big build), this however I can tell the 8110 has one of the finest suspensions for a flagship set, 3 workings diffs portal axles and an authentic 4 cylinder engine setup which for a vehicle this size is quite odd but MB Trucks has proven that wrong.

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:00 PM

View Postnguyengiangoc, on 09 September 2015 - 05:16 PM, said:

Now that Lego's produced 42043, 8110 in comparison feels odd and underdeveloped.
  Isn't that the nature of all Lego sets however?  In fact, there is a recent post on here taking about this very fact with 8421.  Therefore, I think this perception is not specific to 8110, but a generalization that can be made for most sets......
http://mocpages.com/home.php/100020

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